how to pronounce bach


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the above transcription of bach is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

bach is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of bach in a speech by a native speaker of standard german:

“… sein leben geht den bach runter und als …”

meanings of bach


  1. A topographic surname​.
  2. The BACH motif.
  3. A municipality of Tyrol, Austria.
  4. Johann Sebastian Bach, a German organist and composer.


  1. Brook, stream.

bach frequency in german - C1 level of CEFR

the word bach occurs in german on average 11.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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